Do you get an overall penalty to your econ score once you
- rake in more than 20K bc per turn
- have more than 20K bc in treasury at the end of your turn
Or is the only effect that once your treasury at the end of your previous turn was above 20K bc, your income this turn will be severely capped?
At >20,000BC treasury:
Income gets a 20% racial penalty. So if you were at 10,000BC/turn thanks to a 100% racial bonus (whereas you'd be at 5,000BC/turn without any bonuses, which tech bonuses, customization points, anomalies, etc, all count as racial bonuses), you'd now be at 5,000x1.8 or 9,000BC/turn.
This does not directly translate into a 20% drop in score, for a number of reasons:
-The higher your economic bonus, the less of an impact the -20% has.
-The higher your income, the less "more score" you get from even more income (applies to everything else that score is derived from as well, as far as I'm aware).
-The portion of your score related to this is purely with regards to the threshold only going to influence your economic score, which is by and large not going to be the majority of your total score. Military will almost always outdo it in a game of this scale, and population can as well. Research is less certain but still doable. In any case assuming a 20% straight reduction (which it is not) in the economic score, you'd probably be looking at about 40% of that, or an 8% drop in total score.
-However, we have failed to account for the fact that spending that amount of money on something tends to fairly massively increase your score for that turn (and hence subsequent turns as well); for example rush buying a huge hull filled with black hole eruptors.
Points are as follows:
-Your score is higher if you spend, regardless of whether you spend down to 20000BC or 30000BC.
-Your score is not influenced as much by the threshold as you think it is, making the threshold itself have less of an impact.
-Your economic score is not worth as much of your total score as everyone is acting like it is, which also makes the threshold itself have less of an impact.